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Finance Manager Job in Kenya

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is a non-governmental, humanitarian organization with 60 years of experience in helping to create a safer and more dignified life for refugees and internally displaced people. 

NRC advocates for the rights of displaced populations and offers assistance within the shelter, education, emergency food security, legal assistance, and water,sanitation and hygiene sectors.
 

The Norwegian Refugee Council has approximately 4000 committed and competent employees involved in projects across four continents. In addition, NRC runs one of the world’s largest standby rosters -NORCAP, with 650 professionals, ready to be deployed on 72 hours notice when a crisis occurs

Vacancy: 
Finance Manager - Kenya

Duty station: Kakuma, Kenya, with frequent travels to Dadaab and Nairobi.

The NRC Kenya programme is part of the NRC Horn of Africa & Yemen regional programme. Operations in the region began in Somaliland in 2004, expanded to Puntland in 2006, South Central in Somalia and Kenya in 2007. 

Since 2011, three more programmes have been established in the region: Ethiopia, Yemen and Djibouti. Recently the NRC South Sudan programme was incorporated into the region. 

Prioritised activities focus on shelter and infrastructure construction; water, hygiene and sanitation; emergency education including youth education; protection; food security and distribution; and Information, Councelling and Legal Assistance (ICLA) . 

The Regional Office is situated in Kenya (Nairobi), with a country office in Addis Abeba (Ethiopia), Juba (South Sudan), Mogadishu (Somalia) and Sanaa (Yemen).
 
The role of the Finance Manager is financial management and monitoring of NRC Kenya operations. He/she works closely with the Programme Director, Area Managers, Programme Managers on financial and budgetary issues.

Job Description

Financial Management
  • Ensure that adequate financial management routines and systems are in place, and that NRC’s accounting practices and standards are adhered to, and are in accordance with quality and policy requirements from NRC, donors, auditors and authorities.
  • Maintain overall budget control and monitor cash flows and expenditures.
  • Provide up-to-date analysis and required reports of the financial situation in the projects and the programme to the Country Director, Programme Director, Area Managers, Programme Managers, Project Coordinators and the headquarters (HQ) in Oslo.
  • Take the Lead in Budget preparation, Budget monitoring and Budget Revisions.
  • Prepare financial reports to donors.
  • Focal point for all audits in Kenya
  • Reconcile accounts with NRC HQ in Oslo and NRC HoA Regional Office on agreed dates.
  • Maintain a particular responsibility towards transparency and accountability within finance.
Training
  • Conduct training in financial management and maintain a supervisory role for the Finance team.
  • Conduct training in financial management for NRC’s Project Managers, Coordinators and other relevant personnel.
Personnel Management
  • Management of staff reporting directly to the FM
  • Technical supervisory role for all the finance staff in Kenya
  • Identify the capacity building needs for all the finance staff in Kenya and ensure those relevant trainings are conducted.
Other duties
  • Assist with any other duties assigned by the Regional Finance Director, as and when required.
Qualifications
  • Relevant university degree, preferably business administration/financial management OR other relevant educational background combined with relevant professional experience. 
  • Experience from accounting and management may compensate for lack of formal education.
  • Solid experience of work with windows based computer software, and modern accounting-systems
  • Ability to plan for different sets of scenarios in relation to budgets and plans
  • Proven skills and experience in report writing
  • Understanding of issues in complex emergencies and crisis contexts
  • Strong communication, interpersonal, analytical and negotiation skills
  • Political and cultural awareness and experience of working where insecurity is a major issue 
  • Fluency in the English language, both written and verbal
  • Holder of a valid and clean international driver’s licence
Personal Qualities
  • Ability to work with stress and under pressure, independently and with limited supervision
  • Ability and willingness to work and live under difficult circumstances
  • Willingness to travel to all areas of the country/region where the programme is implemented, on a regular basis
  • Knowledge of Kenya and/or the region
  • Proficiency in the English language .
We Offer
  • Commencement: ASAP
  • Contract period: 16 months
  • Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s general directions and free housing of moderate standard. Please note that tax fees may occur for some countries.
  • Duty station: Kakuma, Kenya, with frequent travels to Dadaab and Nairobi.
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